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      04-25-2020, 05:24 PM   #881
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Itís a beautiful day today. Enjoying a stogie during a yard work break.
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      04-25-2020, 06:05 PM   #882
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Man you have one of the best lawns Iíve ever seen. Every time you post Iím like, damn look at this bitch.
haha thanks brother!!! i enjoy lawn work at least when i'm not working on the BMW
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      04-25-2020, 07:19 PM   #883
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ok, yard experts, what kind of weed is this and how do I get rid of it? Applied Spectracide Weed Stop to no effect, and it's happily spreading everywhere.
That's mouse ear chickweed. Get something stronger, T-Zone is what I would recommend. Just be careful not to overlap when you spray and do it in the morning with no rain for 24 hours. Don't use any surfactant. Stuff is easy to cause turf burn but is one of the best lawn chems right now and is super cheap. Also don't cut the lawn 2 days before or after spraying. Little bit stronger nitrogen will help with it too. Just whatever you do don't pull it, that causes it to spread pretty quick. Another thing to remember is that it can take up to 3 weeks to see any major difference depending on the chem used.

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      04-25-2020, 07:35 PM   #884
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What does everyone recommend for spring grub treatment for the lawn? Come fall I don’t want the raccoons tearing up the backyard again like they did 2 years ago.
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      04-25-2020, 07:47 PM   #885
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What does everyone recommend for spring grub treatment for the lawn? Come fall I donít want the raccoons tearing up the backyard again like they did 2 years ago.

The raccoons are most likely going after earthworms. Like I tell my customers, earth worms are their meal and grubs are just the occasional treat. A lot of times grub control isn't needed, you can check with your counties extension office if it's a bad year. I've moved away from those treatments due to the type of chems used, unless it's a bad year. Studies have found the chemicals can last in the soil for over 10 years and are linked as one of the causes of colony collapse in bee hives.
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      04-26-2020, 06:50 AM   #886
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ok, yard experts, what kind of weed is this and how do I get rid of it? Applied Spectracide Weed Stop to no effect, and it's happily spreading everywhere.
Quick search came up with the name Ďchickweedí.
http://abateaweed.com/weedspage/
More search done and found out this stuff is edible and high in calcium, magnesium and Vitamin B complex amongst other stuff.
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      04-26-2020, 06:56 AM   #887
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What does everyone recommend for spring grub treatment for the lawn? Come fall I donít want the raccoons tearing up the backyard again like they did 2 years ago.
Funny you may ask, I researched Ďnon-toxic grub killerí and came up with Nematodes: natural method of getting rid of those suckers without harming the environment. But, whoever selling this stuff must keep them refrigerated otherwise itís useless. Look-up some videos on this stuff. I ordered mine from Amazon. Will report result when I apply it.
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      04-27-2020, 01:39 PM   #888
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^ I hope you don't have any nopales, the nematodes will create that white "plague" on them.
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      04-27-2020, 06:01 PM   #889
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Funny you may ask, I researched Ďnon-toxic grub killerí and came up with Nematodes: natural method of getting rid of those suckers without harming the environment. But, whoever selling this stuff must keep them refrigerated otherwise itís useless. Look-up some videos on this stuff. I ordered mine from Amazon. Will report result when I apply it.
Forgot about nematodes, thanks! Ordered some that should be here next week.
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      04-27-2020, 07:47 PM   #890
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If it's not raining tomorrow gonna spray down my first app of RGS/HUMIC12. Oh, my neighbor sprayed down some Tenacity using a dye marker and he sprayed his sidewalks and driveway I chuckle every time I pull from my driveway
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      04-28-2020, 06:50 AM   #891
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^ I hope you don't have any nopales, the nematodes will create that white "plague" on them.
Nope, no nopales here even though I like cactus pears in the summer.
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      04-29-2020, 09:49 AM   #892
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Ripped out about a dozen shrubs and bushes, cut a new edge, and mulched the two beds up front after trimming back the remaining bushes. First time using Scotts mulch, but I gotta say I’m not too pleased. Put out, I think, 27 1.5 cu ft bags after some back breaking work. All bags were the red and some looks great and some looks pretty meh and some just looks black. Is this normal? Some were wet so I just figured it would dry out and be red. Looking at it today after finishing it yesterday, doesn’t look to be the case. What say you Scotts users?

My other larger bed was done with Vigoro. It started to fade quickly and is why I wanted to try upgrading to Scotts. Vigoro is stuck at a faded, but acceptable red. Scotts just looks like hell a day later. Will this start to blend?
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      04-29-2020, 10:38 AM   #893
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I use Scott’s Florida Select Natural Mulch and like it. I prefer 100% Eucalyptus mulch over citrus / Eucalyptus blend but it is getting more difficult to find.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Scotts-F...2965/302688491

I prefer a natural color but I used to use red mulch and color can vary based on water content. Gets very dark when wet and very red when dry (until it fades.)
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      04-29-2020, 11:00 AM   #894
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I would call Scotts or look online to see if thats normal.

However, you did an amazing job! It looks great!
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I would call Scotts or look online to see if thats normal.

However, you did an amazing job! It looks great!
Scotts must be getting blasted with everyone doing their essential yard work. I hung up after being on hold for so long and tried their texting option with no response. I'm hoping after it sees some sun for some days that it will start to blend better. If not, I'm going to have to go buy the Vigoro stuff I have on the other side of the house for a "top dressing." Thanks for the comment! It was some hard work pulling up so many shrubs and bushes AND about 5 or so inches of pine straw from the previous owners. It was a nightmare with no maintenance. Really happy with how the edging turned out, though.

In looking at the second picture I posted, I think I want to plant a citrus tree in that open area to the right of the front door. I'd classify that spot as partial sun with the house blocking it in the mornings (front of the house faces due north) and decent sun in the afternoons. We're in a 8b zone for what it's worth. I'd really like a it to mature around 12 feet in height at the max. I was thinking a blood orange would be pretty cool and seem to be keen to partial sun. Anyone have any thoughts or recommendations (that's not a lemon tree)?
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Okay guys, I need help on something and donít wanna start a new thread. HOW THE F DO I GET RID OF FOXTAILS??? Itís all over the front yard and backyard. Have dogs so want them to be safe. Iíve heard vinegar works? Mowed and cut everything down 2 weeks ago and now theyíre coming back strong. Whatís the safest and best way to kill those SOBs?!
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Okay guys, I need help on something and donít wanna start a new thread. HOW THE F DO I GET RID OF FOXTAILS??? Itís all over the front yard and backyard. Have dogs so want them to be safe. Iíve heard vinegar works? Mowed and cut everything down 2 weeks ago and now theyíre coming back strong. Whatís the safest and best way to kill those SOBs?!
Weed by hand until all of them growing from current seeds in the ground are gone. Or round-up. Not a fan of chemicals, so Iíd weed em out.

Foxtails are a grass so any grass-safe weed killers arenít going to do the job.
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Weed by hand until all of them growing from current seeds in the ground are gone. Or round-up. Not a fan of chemicals, so Iíd weed em out.

Foxtails are a grass so any grass-safe weed killers arenít going to do the job.
Fck! Was afraid of that. That stuff is a pain in the ass man. I donít mind it but donít want it getting stuck in my dogsí fur and maybe get in their nose and mouth, thatís the nasty part. Thereís so much so gonna be some work for sure.
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So this freakin rabbit has been causing havoc in my flower beds. He completely destroyed a bed of tulips and he loves kicking the shit out of my mulch and into my lawn. I cleaned everything up bit every morning it's the same shit. Soooooo I actually trapped his ass! He ran off and I saw him crawl right into my garden reel hose box. There's a small gap at the bottom for him to squeeze into. So I was actually able to move the box to where the gap is gone so now he is trapped in there. I opened the top and he's clearly hiding in the corner. So he cannot get out. What would you guys do? Leave him to die? Call a pest control? let him free where he'll do the same shit again? Put my cat in there?
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^ I donít like killing things so if you can trap him and take him out into the wild thatíd be good. Or if animal control can do that itíd be nice. Donít call AC if theyíre gonna kill it.
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